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Ariston Cafe

413 N Old Route 66, Litchfield, IL 62056-1052
+1 217-324-2023
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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413 N Old Route 66, Litchfield, IL 62056-1052
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped in Litchfield just to eat here, a Route 66 restaurant and well worth the stop. Even though the front of the restaurant faces a small side street, it was easy to find and the food was FANTASTIC! Don't pass this one by, well...More

Thank Sergeant2057
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a tenderloin sandwich that was so tender you did not need teeth. You could chew it ,gums only. the best I have ever had and I hand breaded them in high school at a part time job where I did hundreds upon hundreds of...More

Thank Peoria1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved it. The salad bar was terrific, all tasted home made like your Grandma cooked. They had soups that were absolutely delicious, chicken noodle (with home made noodles) and spinach soup, so good. We had pork chops and fried chicken. The pork chops were...More

Thank Catundra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always have good food and good service. They have very good desserts too. The best thing is their Sunday buffet.

Thank Habby1987
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great stop off I-55 exit 52 litchfield, Illinois, sit down restaurant cloth napkins very clean full menu great service on route 66 Sunday buffet if you choose or full menu food excellent, personal attention to service great desserts check hours on Sunday's open 11 to...More

Thank karendory1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How can you rate a restaurant/café you were recommended if it is closed? We were in Litchfield Il as part of our second day on Route 66 out of Chicago and it was a Tuesday. We visited Litchfield and were really looking forward to lunch...More

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My brother, his son and I stopped here by happenstance as we were driving north on I 55. The salad bar was stellar - the fried chicken and fish were really good also. It is across the street from the RT 66 museum. The waitress...More

Thank LTFB703
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

All of the travel guides said to not miss the Ariston and they were correct. The decor was definitely vintage and the staff were nice and friendly. The liver and onions was some of the best I've eaten and the cabbage soup was very good....More

Thank jgaskins43
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Cole slaw was vinegary, cod fish was in nuggets and tasteless. Service extremely slow. Great atmosphere but will never go back or recommend.

1  Thank Suzanne s
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Great food and friendly service. I had read it was the "best pork tenderloin in the Midwest" and it did not disappoint!

Thank Stacey P
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Questions & Answers
25 April 2017|
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Response from Betty Z | Reviewed this property |
Everything on the menu is AWESOME, but Greek used to be considered a specialty for them. And as someone else said, desserts are brought out on a tray for you to chose which you want. And they are awesome also......
3 September 2016|
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Response from Tim D | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you call. I did see a room to the side of main restaurant.
12 November 2015|
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Response from GloriaH022 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Honestly, I don't know if they normally accept reservations across the board, especially on a busy weekend. However - we were motoring from Wisconsin toward Springfield, Missouri, on a Friday evening in June. North of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 413 N Old Route 66, Litchfield, IL 62056-1052
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Litchfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-324-2023
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